By Sheri Hink
The Wauneta Breeze
The Mutton Bustin’ event at the 2012 Chase County Fair was a popular event. Almost 60 five, six and seven-year-olds tried their hands at sheep wrangling during the event. An additional 17 youngsters under five years old participated in the exhibition event.
Participants in the regular event each received a trophy for their efforts.
Doug Dean served as the announcer during the event and Gayle Vrbas, Mike Nelson and Sam Sutton served as judges. Clayton Esslinger was the rodeo clown who helped the kids along the way.
Results from the list are provided below:
(Under five years old)
Girls—Addison Baker, Harley Markee, Hayley Rusher.
Boys—Gavyn Maris, Zach Statz, Kyson Vogt, Caleb Stamm, Westen Manley, Tucker Mollendor, Spencer Kelley, Cole Pankonin, Dominic Harris, Miles Hanes, Kaden Dorn, Jack Johnson, Kye Terryberry.
Five years old
Girls—Winner—Nevaeh Martin, 4.32; Erica Rahn, 1.1; Alex Jo Johnson, 1.9; Jasmine Johnson, 0.6; Addisen Leibbrandt, 1.72; Shalissa Bigham, N/T; Gabbie White, N/T; Peyton Owens, 2.50; Riley Rusher, 1.72.
Boys—Winner—Maxwell Schilke, 5.88; Jared Hattendorf, 1.08; Camron Lempke, 1.88; Kaden Vogt, 3.00; Trevin Moreno, 1.00; Austin Smith, 3.62; Destry Russell, N/T; Jaret Manley, 4.53; Bailey Cook, 1.78; Beau Weiss, 4.43; Bradley Speaker, 1.78; Tristan Jablonski, 2.28; Thomas Reeves, 1.94; Sebastian Harris, 1.66; Jake Deaver, 1.65; Gavin Wisnieski, 1.09; Andrew Wiest, 2.75; Judd Johnson, N/T; Aden Acton, .93.
Six years old
Girls—Winner—Krystal Smith, 6.50; Faith Morris, N/T; Katelyn Stamm, 3.57; Addison Robinson, 5.28; Myla Brown, Scratch; Rebekah Vaverek, 1.09; Brooke Schilke, 1.01; Kathya Aragon, 1.34; Hailey Markee, 1.94.
Boys—Winner—Trey Oakley, 6.37; Tyler O’Neil, 1.15; Grant Statz, 3.19; Walker Mollendor, 4.25; Sean Heerman, 1.96; Jason Nelson, 1.25; Zach Herbert, 1.19; Mason Wallin, 2.03.
Seven years old
Girls—Winner—McKenzie Vogt, 2.47; Laura Vaverek, 1.90; Madelynn Hanes, 1.16; Keirsten Colton, 1.07; Sydnee Acton, 1.25.
Boys—Winner—JJ White, 4.22; Cayden White, 3.00; Braxton Maris, 1.22; Koltar Rahn, 1.78; Kevin Dannatt, 2.56; Carter Leibbrandt, 1.15; Josh Jager, 1.57.